Song to the Siren is a fantastic sea tale about female empowerment. In today's Sao Paulo, two sisters secretly become mermaids. Natércia, the older sister, denies her hybrid condition to better fit in professionally and socially, while the other, Isadora, worries about the possibility of her child transforming as he reaches adolescence. The sisters are the daughters of Cristina, a mermaid that had adapted to life away from the sea for love, but had to be rushed to the ocean as her body began to decay, despite her efforts. Her daughters knew about their mom since childhood, and always had a strong connection the sea. Along with their mourning father, they had to take Cristina back to the sea, where she belonged, and the girls experienced a huge loss. As adults, Natércia is financially successful, having repressed her animal part, her instinct, for her career. Isadora, in the other hand, is not in denial about her condition, but is depressed and also feeling trapped in the body she made herself in order to live on the land and worries about the future of her son. In parallel, in a remote tribe in the Mediterranean many years ago, mermaids lived in peace until they began to be hunted by fishermen. Barbarism and domination are portrayed by the predatory fishing of the women - analogous to the tuna mattanza in some mediterranean islands. The film also follows other women spread around the world that might also be among the descendants of the sea creatures. How many are we?
Partners & financing
Development supported by Ancine´s International Program Brasil Italia.